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On Monday P7 are going to create two World War 2 themed classrooms.

In the spirit of the 1930/ 40’s we would like to use material / objects which can be recycled for other uses, eg, plastic bottles for the hull of ships, fuselage of plane, boxes for suitcases etc.

Please bring in anything which will help. We only have Monday 5th February to do this.

 

Reflective Friday 2.02.2018

P7M have had the opportunity to focus on the following learning, both new and consolidating prior learning:

Maths

  • We have continued our investigation into profit & loss.
  • Learn-Its have been practised everyday – with personal best being achieved daily with many pupils graduating to a new level.

Literacy / Language

  • We have started to plan our 500 word story. As part of this learning we have investigated all the “building blocks” required to make a memorable piece of writing. There is a lot to remember!
  • As part of our class novel study we have investigated techniques used by an author to add suspense, tension.

Social Studies

  • We had a wonderful visit to the Scottish Parliament, where we had the opportunity to sit in a Committee room chair (and use the microphone) and explore the Debating Chamber. We had lots of questions to ask. The quiz using Kahoot was great – it showed we had learnt a lot both in class and during our visit.
  • We were very fortunate to have secured some Haggis courtesy of McSween’s.To enjoy this delicacy the pupils planned out an afternoon of activities to celebrate their love of Scotland. Bunting was manufactured, activities  practised and cakes/biscuits made at home. We had a wonderful afternoon on Thursday when we had a lovely celebration, by sharing, poetry, music (courtesy of the cello players), song and dance. Thank you to all for your input, it made a very special afternoon.
  • Our study on “Conflict” has continued with completion of our posters on leaders, which are now on display for all to see.
  • We spent some time planning out how to create a WW2 themed classroom. The pupils have a lot of ideas along with their success criteria. There is certainly a lot of knowledge in the class on how to build an Anderson Shelter (some of the models which have arrived in school are amazing)
  • In addition we have been researching our personal project on “Conflict”, with a focus on WWI or the American Civil War.

HWB

  • Gymnastics skills our are current focus.

Creating the WW2 themed classroom

Below is a list of the ideas you had for “changing” the classroom on Monday, along with who is responsible for completing the task.

Hope the hunt for “material” is going well.

Main Areas to work on:

  • Anderson Shelter
    • Ciran, Jack, Beth, Daisy
  • Plane (ceiling)
    • Maisy, Jamie, Yazan, Eilidh
  • Propaganda Posters
    • Tiago, Callum
  • Station (band)
    • Liam + others as they complete
  • Room – Pipes, rats , electrics, flames, rubble
    • Hannah, Abigail, Katie
  • Windows / walls – cracks – bullet holes / blackout
    • Ava, Amiya
  • Squadron / Ship formation
    • Sanjeev, Finlay R
  • Tables, Flags, Blackboard
    • Lucy R, Lea
  • Morrison shelter
    • Nathan, Finlay P
  • Bombs, Lanterns
    • Lucy I, Jessica
  • Evacuees – suitcase, placard, gas mask
    • Lucy P, Ruth, Josh
  • Class objects – bell, siren
    • Mr Hyde

 

 

Reflective Friday 26.01.2018

P7M have had the opportunity to focus on the following learning, both new and consolidating prior learning:

Maths

  • We have continued our investigation into profit & loss.
  • To support quick recall of maths facts to aid our money calculations we have recently returned to using “Learn-Its”. This will be a daily focus until the February break.

Literacy / Language

  • We listened for information and took notes during a fascinating talk given by Mrs Ritchie about the Navy in WWII.
  • We have continued to analyse the thoughts/emotions/feelings of some characters in the novel we are studying in class.
  • We have introduced the radio 2 500 word story competition, which provides an opportunity to write for a purpose ensuring every word counts.
  • We consolidated our learning on animals in German.

Social Studies

  • We were very fortunate in having a visit from some Edinburgh University Engineering students who provided a workshop on bridges. Not only did we learn that a triangle was the most efficient shape to use in the bridge, we had a lot of fun working in teams creating a variety of bridges which were then tested to “destruction”. (Most survived, being able to hold up the maximum weight).
  • The Panda party were the winners of democratic election, they will be presenting their school manifesto ideas to the school’s management team.
  • Our study on “Conflict” was a highlight this week, with visits from some Grandads to share their knowledge, we have also investigated various leaders from both the Axis & Allies sides involved in WWII.
  • In addition we have been planning out what we want to learn as part of our personal project on “Conflict”, with a focus on WWI or the American Civil War.

HWB

  • 12 of the P7 pupils took part in a basketball competition on the 22 January. They did really well getting to the final.

Reflective Friday 19.01.2018

P7M have had the opportunity to focus on the following learning, both new and consolidating prior learning:

Maths

  • We have been investigating different vocabulary used by a business to “control” money, this included profit and loss. We have explored how to calculate profit & loss and understand why it is important. This highlighted the need to review how to multiple 2 digit numbers by 3 or 4 digit numbers.
  • We spent some time consolidating prior learning on multiplication, looking at 2 methods and discovering that the  grid method involves almost twice as many steps.

Literacy / Language

  • We used our listening and talking skills to canvass for votes during the P7 hustings.
  • We listened for information and took notes during a fascinating talk given by a Grandad of one of the pupil’s – we were on the edge of our seat wondering what would happen next.
  • We used drama to help analyse the thoughts/emotions/feelings of some characters in the novel we are studying in class.
  • We pronounced phonetic French letters and learnt animal names in German.

Social Studies

  • We shared our learning about Democracy with the school which included 4 parties presenting their manifestos to the pupils.
  • We turned our classroom into a polling station for the elections.
  • We researched a timeline on the key events in WWII.

HWB

  • We continued to develop our basketball skills
  • We were resilient when we were doing long multiplication

P7M Home Learning 16.1.18-9.2.18

WW2 HOMEWORK GRID-P7M

Primary 7 voted to learn about Word War II as their new Social Studies topic.  Therefore, this Home Learning Grid has been designed around this theme covering all discrete curricular areas.

The children are also going to undertake a Personal Project in Social Studies.  They compiled a list of Wars and Conflicts that they were interested in learning about; either WWI or The American Civil War.  The end of their Personal Project will culminate in a comparative study with WWII.  Their key tasks for this will be to identify similarities and differences.